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Whiskered Screech-Owl

Megascops trichopsis

Whiskered Screech-Owl
copyright Jim Burns
Length: 7 in. (18 cm)
Active only at night, this small owl is a resident in pine-oak woodlands. It roosts during the daytime close to the trunk of a tree and looks like a broken stump. The nest is a cavity that is used year after year by the same pair. Food consists primarily of large insects and an occasional mouse. The four-digit banding code is WHSO.
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Female
copyright Herbert Clarke

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

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Male
Hooting (sound type)
Bird Call
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Male
Hooting (sound type)
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